For the first time in 29 years there will not be a Harbourfest.
Under the direction of the Government of Ontario and health officials, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we had no choice but to reschedule the 29th edition of Harbourfest. Originally scheduled for July 31st - August 2nd, 2020 rescheduled to July 30th – August 1st, 2021.
Our entirely volunteer run Harbourfest Committee had worked very hard to get the Evening Entertainment line-up secured early, tickets on sale by Christmas, and all the Daytime Activities planned over the last 6 month but we all agreed it is in the best interest of our volunteers, vendors, sponsors, partners, entertainers and the general public to reschedule even if the current restrictions are lifted.
We started the rescheduling process on May 1st after the Premier of Ontario announced no large public gatherings will be allowed this summer. During this time we have been able to contact the numerous parties involved to discuss rescheduling all our activities to 2021 and are pleased with the responses from all our event partners and the effort involved to make all the necessary arrangements.
We are pleased to announce ALL our EVENING ENTERTAINMENT has agree to return in 2021. Friday July 30th, 2021 – Econoline Crush & Finger Eleven, Saturday July 31st, 2021 The Wild! & One Bad Son & Sunday August 1st, 2021, The Darby Mills Project & Toque.
All current tickets purchased for the 2020 event will automatically be valid for 2021. We are currently working with our ticket company and will be offering information to all ticket holders as to how to obtain refunds if required, within the next few weeks.
Please be patient with us as we work through this unprecedented process.
Please Stay Safe, so we can all get together in 2021.
Harbourfest Committee -
Heather, Graeme, Wade, Crystal, Joanne, Randy, Sandra, Laura
Existing Harbourfest Ticket Holders will be receiving the following message by email in the near future:
To our valued customers,
On behalf of Harbourfest, Vtix solutions is reaching out to let you know the upcoming festival set for July 31st - August 2nd, 2020 has now been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is with a heavy heart we announce this, but our top priority is the health and safety of our patrons, our volunteers and our performers.
For those of you who wish to attend the rescheduled date, your tickets will be valid for entry for the dates July 30th – August 1st, 2021.
If you wish to refund your tickets and not attend the rescheduled date, you can request a full refund up until the refund deadline date of July 1st, 2020.
For current ticket holders who want to attend in 2021 and are not requesting a refund, we are very appreciative of your support. So much so we are going to issue you a free matching ticket for each ticket purchased.
Both processes may take some time as we will have to cross reference all existing orders. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
Our deepest gratitude is extended to all our Harbourfest supporters who are sending us words of comfort during these trying times. This is making an extraordinary difference for all of us. In return, we would like to send our caring thoughts to all who have been affected by this pandemic. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled dates.
All the Best,
Harbourfest Inc. And Vtix Solutions